Tuesday, August 16, 2022

FPA contests held at 5 villages under Mokokchung district

Financial Participatory Approach (FPA) under the project titled “Forest and Biodiversity Management in the Himalayas, Nagaland”, co-financed by Federal Republic of Germany through KFW (German Development Bank) conducted three contests through FPA at Waromong, Alongkima, Dibuia, Mongchen and Khar villages from May 14-July 4 under Mangkolemba Range, Mokokchung district.
In a press release, the forest division informed that the first contest was categorised into storytelling & drawing competition on the theme “living with nature”.
The storytelling contest was conducted for 18 years & above and drawing contest for children below 18.
The second contest was organised on the theme “sustainable infrastructure creation relating to nature conservation”. The selected project implemented was construction of drainage system & retaining wall, metalling of road, construction of water harvesting structures & construction of guest house which would be financed by KFW.
The third contest was organised on the theme “biodiversity based sustainable livelihood” where the winning activities implemented in the five villages were mixed crop farming, straw paddy mushroom, piggery farming, Nongnang Enterprise (Honey Bee Rearing) & mini silkworm which will proceed after fund requisition.
The Village Level Working Group (VLWG) and jury were formed in all the villages. The contests were actively participated by all sections of the village and the best five were selected and awarded with cash prizes with certificates.
All three contests were attended by the facilitator and support team.
It may be mentioned that the one of the main objectives of the project was not only to conserve biodiversity but also promote livelihood opportunities of forest dependent communities.
This project aims in putting in place incentive mechanism rewarding communities for effectively protecting and maintaining their CCAs.

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